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Having an Oyster Roast? Save your shells. Here’s why.

January 16, 2018

UNC Institute of Marine Sciences researcher Antonio Rodriguez, who studies the geology of oyster reefs, encourages people to take the shells leftover from events like oyster roasts to a recycling center.

Woman in Science: Katrina Morgan

January 10, 2018

Katrina Morgan is a fourth-year PhD candidate studying mathematics within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. She examines how light waves decay on a variety of spacetimes that are curved, but become flat far away in space.

Scientists Just Solved a Major Piece of the Opioid Puzzle

January 9, 2018

UNC School of Medicine researchers have discovered how to activate a brain receptor vital for pain relief using a new, drug-like compound — a breakthrough for creating opioids that relieve pain without causing severe side effects.

The Psychology of Inequality

January 8, 2018

UNC psychology and neuroscience professor Keith Payne discusses how people “feel poor” — and how that feeling is not limited to those in the bottom quintile.

Woman in Science: Nicole Gardner-Neblett

January 3, 2018

Nicole Gardner-Neblett is an advanced research scientist with the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Her research focuses on investigating factors that promote children’s language and literacy development.

FPG’s Sam Odom Takes on New Roles and Challenges

January 2, 2018

On January 1, Sam Odom began a new phase of his professional life after more than 11 years as director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG). He continues to serve FPG as a senior research scientist and autism expert.

Was Trading by Nomads Crucial to the Rise of Cities?

January 1, 2018

In a forthcoming paper in the Journal of Archaeological Research, UNC archaeologist Ben Arbuckle and the University of Pennsylvania’s Emily Hammer touch on an intense debate about how early urban life flourished.

Chameleon Cloud Computing Project Enters New Phase

November 1, 2017

Since 2015, the Chameleon testbed has helped researchers push the potential of cloud computing even further, and now, a new grant from the National Science Foundation will extend Chameleon’s mission for another three years.